At this month’s Conservative Conference the Countryside Alliance and Conservative Rural Forum hosted a joint reception. Tim Bonner, CEO of Countryside Alliance, and Sir Richard Peek, Vice Chairman of CRF, welcomed the Secretary of State for Defra Theresa Villiers and many guests.
The Minister spoke on various rural issues and said that the government were aware of the pressures on agriculture and fishing post-Brexit. Both will be protected and offer new opportunities in the future. Defra always welcomes information & comments.